If you find yourself eyeing your crow’s feet in the mirror and agonizing over fine lines and wrinkles, you may be ready for the cutting-edge Vampire Facelift®. Dr. Patricia Guevara-Channell of De La Vie Med Spa in Rancho Cucamonga, California is an expert at performing this innovative, nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedure. Book online or call today to schedule a consultation at De La Vie Med Spa.
A Vampire Facelift combines your blood with hyaluronic acid to enhance the volume of your skin.
The Vampire Facelift is a two-step procedure. First, Dr. Guevara-Channell or a member of her team uses tiny needles to inject hyaluronic acid into specific areas of your face. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that adds volume to your skin.
Then, your practitioner draws blood and places it, along with other compounds, into a centrifuge. The spinning action of the centrifuge separates the red blood cells from the platelets, which are then recombined with your blood creating a mixture called platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is also injected into the skin on your face.
PRP releases growth factors, which help stimulate collagen production, increase blood flow, and regenerate new skin cells. The result is younger-looking, more vibrant skin.
The Vampire Facelift is particularly useful for treating the following signs of aging:
A Vampire Facelift typically takes 30 minutes to an hour. Immediately following the facelift, you may experience swelling, but that should subside within a couple of hours. Bruising is rare.
Don’t be surprised if your skin is extra sensitive for a few days. During this period, try to avoid exposure to the sun and refrain from wearing makeup.
It usually takes 3-4 weeks to see the full effects of the treatment. Dr. Guevara-Channell typically recommends a few sessions for the best results, and she will work with you to develop a treatment plan designed to meet your needs.
The Vampire Facelift is a nonsurgical procedure, offering a quick recovery. It’s also nearly pain-free, and because the procedure doesn’t introduce foreign materials into your system, it’s less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
The Vampire Facelift has another crucial advantage: the ongoing production of collagen means that you could see improvements for up to a year.
Dr. Guevara-Channell provides the best possible care in softening the signs of aging and improving the look of your skin. If you’re ready to take the plunge, book online or call to schedule a consultation with De La Vie Med Spa.